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[solved]Low speed high gear question

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Post by fgclark123 on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 12:13 pm

When I open the throttle at about 10mph and I happen to be in 4th gear, the engine goes bang-bang-bang, rather than purring. Is this normal? Apologies if this is a daft question.

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Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 1:01 pm

Normal as the engine is almost stalling because you're in the wrong gear. The banging you'll be hearing will be the chain as it'll be taking up the slack jolting you forwards. going slack again and then the cycle continues
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Post by ANDYC on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 2:38 pm

Easiest solution is not to be in such a high gear at that speed.
I was taught, many years ago I might add that you should always be in a gear that you can accelerate in.
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Post by fgclark123 on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 2:44 pm

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